Porsche and Pixar are now revealing plans to reincarnate a modern-day 911 Porsche at South by Southwest, Austin’s (Texas, USA) annual festival of design, tech and culture. This news arrives in celebration of the 20th birthday of Sally Carrera, a 2002 Porsche 911 and one of the stars from the 2006 animated Pixar-Disney film ‘Cars.’
Jay Ward, Creative Director of Franchise at Pixar Animation Studios announced ‘for the first time ever, a brand new, street legal Porsche 911 will be built, inspired by the special character we created – Sally Carrera. Only one will ever be made.”
Once complete, the vehicle will later be auctioned in future to raise money for two charities, benefiting childrens’ education, along with families affected by the conflict in Ukraine.
These plans carry a nostalgic spirit as animators from Pixar will collaborate with the German manufacturer to produce a unique, custom Porsche inspired by Sally Carrera, created for the roads and therefore fully functionable as an automobile.
Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, said his daughters “grew up watching Sally, and it’s wonderful that we can mark a special anniversary with something meaningful that will help others.”
As a reminder of Pixar’s works, you can see where the inspiration has derived from the 2006 film here:
All photos courtesy of Porsche unless otherwise stated.